Talib Zanna added 12 points and five rebounds for Pittsburgh
(9-0), which shot 58.3 percent from the field. Durand Johnson also
scored 12 points while Lamar Patterson and Michael Young had 10
Gabe Levin recorded 14 points and 14 rebounds for Loyola Marymount
(6-3) while Anthony Ireland scored a game-high 20 points. Ireland
also dished out a team-high five assists while Evan Payne had 16
points and Ben Dickinson scored 10.
The Lions hung around for the first eight minutes before an 18-6
Panthers run, capped by Zanna's layup with 3:03 left in the first
half, helped Pittsburgh open a 37-23 lead. Levin scored four points
in the final 2:20 of the opening frame but the Panthers took a 40-29
lead at halftime.
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Ireland found Dickinson for a layup 41 seconds into the
second half but the Panthers scored 12 of the game's next 14
points to break open a 52-33 cushion with 14:21 remaining.
Loyola Marymount was able to get only as close as 15 from there,
and that wasn't until Ireland made two free throws with 40
GAME NOTEBOOK: Young and Jamel Artis tied to lead Pittsburgh in
rebounding with seven boards each.
The Panthers have won 15
straight nonconference home games and are 107-3 all time against
non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center.
teams combined to shoot just 4-of-20 from 3-point range.
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